Monthly snapshots Re: Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Robert Collins robertc at
Sat Mar 2 07:17:15 UTC 2013

On 1 March 2013 06:52, Loïc Minier <loic.minier at> wrote:

> source.list changes from one monthly to the next.  Launchpad series are
> in too many places and would be too expensive to create/update monthly
> :-/

I'd like to challenge that. Currently LP series happen every 6 months.
Monthly is only 6 times the frequency.

> We need an easy and solid way to switch between monthly and rolling
> though; a bit like the software-properties flags for update frequencies,
> which updates to install etc.

We should also be sure to gather stats about how much use rolling vs
monthly vs LTS gets, to see if there is actual non-trivial demand for
one vs another (and deal with the 'default sticks' effect too).


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at>
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